XXI, by Horacio Costa

What space can hide the liberty of a line?

From mountains to plains universes relate, pulsars heave and pant

in interstices. If it please thee, inscribe thy fractality on paper's skin.

TRANSLATED FROM THE PORTUGUESE BY CHARLES PERRONE

From "Nothing The Sun Could Not Explain: 20 Contemporary Brazilian Poets," edited by Michael Palmer, Regis Bonvicino and Nelson Ascher (Sun & Moon: 312 pp., $15.95)

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